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  • University of Würzburg
  • University of Würzburg

Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg


With its sunny climate, lush vineyards that surround the city, and its’ many baroque buildings, Würzburg is often called „Italy’s northern-most city“. Founded in 1402, the University of Würzburg is the oldest university in Bavaria. It has 29,000 students and is among the top research universities in Germany. 

International students are very welcome at the University of Würzburg! They can complete a full-time degree or spend one or two semesters in Würzburg as part of an organised exchange program. The university offers diverse services for international students, helping them to feel right at home. These include the International Students‘ Office with its student tutors to help new students settle in, German courses at the Centre for Languages to learn the language, and numerous student groups to get involved at the University.    

With approximately 250 degree programmes, the University of Würzburg offers all fundamental areas of study.

In addition to the four classical faculties of Medicine, Theology, Philosophy and Law, our University offers a multitude of innovative degree programmes including Modern China, Aerospace Technology, Games Engineering, Digital Humanities, Media Communications and many more.

A place of innovation and ideas, the University of Würzburg is a role model in the area of research surrounding health, climate change, artificial intelligence, and sustainable energy production. 

Academic rankings continue to confirm the top position of our university. The University of Würzburg is ranked 163rd worldwide and 18th within Germany by  THE Times Ranking. The Shanghai-Ranking „Academic Ranking of World Universities“  lists our University at 216 worldwide and among the top 15 within Germany.

The strength of our research can be seen among our famous scholars who have worked here during different stages of their careers, including Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered the X-rays in Würzburg in 1895. An additional 13 Nobel laureates have researched and taught at the University of Würzburg. 

For those students interested in conducting innovative research as PhD candidates, the University of Würzburg has four Graduate Schools that include the areas of Life Sciences, Humanities, Science and Technology, Law, Economics and Society.  Supervision by leading scientists, intense tutoring and the availability of interdisciplinary courses offer the best environment for successful research.

The University of Würzburg looks forward to each and every application. 


  • Catholic Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Medicine
  • Arts (History, Modern Languages, Culture and Geography)
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Economics

Degree Courses

View full list of degree courses at the University of Würzburg (in German)

The University of Würzburg also offers a number of international degree courses in English:

Degree programmes in English

Contact Address and Useful Links

Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg
International Students Office
Josef-Martin-Weg 54/2
97074 Würzburg
Tel: +49 (0) 931 318 2805

International Office at University of Würzburg
Career Service at University of Würzburg
Accommodation in Würzburg


Attractive and green, Würzburg is home to three universities and 40,000 students. With a population of 135,000, the city remains quaint and personal, all the while boasting a strong international character and  diverse cultural life. 

The Marienberg castle overlooks the city of Würzburg, which is situated amidst vineyards on the scenic banks of the river Main. A sprawling network of bike paths connects the city to the romantic villages in the surrounding rural villages that regularly host wine fests where you can enjoy good wine and good music. And if you love the great outdoors, the rolling hills of Spessart, Steigerwald, and Rhön are just around the corner. 

Its easily accessible geographic location in the heart of Germany makes Würzburg an ideal base for trips to cities all across the country: Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Munich - to name just a few. 

Whether you enjoy the theater and live music, sports, or a night at the pub, you won’t be disappointed. Throughout the year, Würzburg hosts a variety of events, ranging from the Mozart Festival to the Hafensommer concerts. The Africa Festival and the Würzburg street music festival are the biggest events of their kind in Europe. 

High quality of life meets low cost of living. Numerous student residences offer accommodation at affordable prices in a city that is characterised by its laid-back atmosphere. Come to Würzburg - a fantastic place to live and an excellent place to study!

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